This translation of The Science of Logic (also known as 'Greater Logic') includes the revised Book I (1832), Book II (1813) and Book III (1816). Recent research has given us a detailed picture of the process that led Hegel to his final conception of the System and of the place of the Logic within it. We now understand how and why Hegel distanced himself from Schelling, how radical this break with his early mentor was, and to what extent it entailed a return (but with a difference) to Fichte and Kant. In the introduction to the volume, George Di Giovanni presents in synoptic form the results of recent scholarship on the subject, and, while recognizing the fault lines in Hegel's System that allow opposite interpretations, argues that the Logic marks the end of classical metaphysics. The translation is accompanied by a full apparatus of historical and explanatory notes.
George Di Giovanni is Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, Montreal. His previous publications include Freedom and Religion in Kant and his Immediate Successors: The Vocation of Humankind, 1774-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Between Kant and Hegel: Texts in the Development of Post-Kantian Idealism (2000) and a title in the series The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, Religion and Rational Theology (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Notes on the translation; The Science of Logic: Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Introduction; Book I. The doctrine of being; Book II. Essence; Book III. The doctrine of the concept; Appendix. Hegel's logic in its revised and unrevised parts; Bibliography; Index.